Event-related potentials, emotion, and emotion regulation: an integrative review. Academic Article uri icon


  • Progress in the study of emotion and emotion regulation has increasingly been informed by neuroscientific methods. This article focuses on two components of the event-related potential (ERP)--the P300 and the late positive potential (LPP)--and how they can be used to understand the interaction between the more automatic and controlled processing of emotional stimuli. Research is reviewed exploring: the dynamics of emotional response as indexed at early and late latencies; neurobiological correlates of emotional response; individual and developmental differences; ways in which the LPP can be utilized as a measure of emotion regulation. Future directions for the application of ERP/electroencephalogram (EEG) in achieving a more complete understanding of emotional processing and its regulation are presented.

published proceedings

  • Dev Neuropsychol

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Hajcak, G., MacNamara, A., & Olvet, D. M

citation count

  • 771

complete list of authors

  • Hajcak, Greg||MacNamara, Annmarie||Olvet, Doreen M

publication date

  • February 2010